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OVER Trend Cashing in FLA-NYI Matchup

Florida Panthers New York Islanders NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Offense was never an issue in contests between the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers and that has certainly continued into their first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Panthers will look to draw even at the Barclays Center in Game 4 Wednesday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Islanders' last four home games.
  • The Panthers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Panthers are 4-0 SU in their last four games after a loss.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering both the Panthers and Islanders at -110 in moneyline markets for Wednesday’s Game 4 tilt in Brooklyn. As far as the total is concerned OVER 5 goals is -130 while UNDER 5 goals is +110.

OVER bets have gone 2-1 through the opening three games of the series but that has been a long-standing trend when these two meet. The total has gone 10-3 OVER/UNDER in the previous 13 meetings between the Panthers and Islanders, including the opening three games here.

Through three games, there has been an average of 6.67 goals scored per game. Panthers winger Reilly Smith has been a revelation in the opening round. Smith scored 50 points in 82 games during the regular season, but has paced the Panthers with eight points (four goals, four assists) through three games versus the Isles.

The Isles skated to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 3 thanks to a Thomas Hickey goal in the extra frame, taking a 2-1 series lead into Wednesday’s Game 4. The Isles haven’t won a postseason series since 1993, but a victory in front of the home fans would give them a commanding 3-1 series lead and all the momentum to buck that trend.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the New York Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -105 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.2-2.4 result in favor of the Panthers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 48-27-10 Panthers. In totals betting, the Islanders are 36-41-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Florida Panthers are 35-32-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Florida injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Islanders rated this week at No. 24 and the Florida Panthers sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 18.99% while the Panthers defense kills off 79.14% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Florida's last 13 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home

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